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All reviews pork shank zucchini balls stuffed vine leaves tzaziki mussels kleftiko steak watch the sunset visit zia nice greek food highly recommend this restaurant nice owner lovely taverna visited this restaurant views kos tui
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food, view, service and people. We followed a recommendation to ask for a Greek dish not on the menu - pork shank. Falls off the bone, very tasty! Another member of our party had salmon salad and honestly it was practically a full side...of salmon! Servings are large so you may wish to consider sharing. Beautiful food, beautiful views from the roof top and taverna, people were very welcoming, friendly and helpful.More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed October 15, 2023

We had a nice meal and we had beer and wine but we discovered the next day there were things on our bill we did not order and we were overcharged by 12 Euros

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 21, 2023

We had come up to Zia like hundreds of other people to watch the sunset. I had tried to book a table for dinner with no success so we just wandered about until we found somewhere that could accommodate 6 of us, and that was...Taverna Olympia. The Taverna is in 2 separate buildings across the road from one another. The staff were lovely, the menu was extensive, and the food was lovely. Although darkness had fallen the view down to Tigaki and the sea was excellent. All in all, a lovely meal and would be happy to return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 14, 2023 via mobile

Amazing restaurant in the perfect location in Zia. The location is away from all the busy touristy spots and still has incredible scenery. The food and service is excellent. The food is a lot more authentic than other restaurants I went to in Kos. Also...great value.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 23, 2023 via mobile

Lovely evening with family to see Zia and the sunset, very helpful staff and owner. Could not get into Olympia 2 as it wasn’t all reserved however we were very happy here and had a fantastic evening, thank you again.

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 17, 2023 via mobile

Just finished eating in Olympia 1 restaurant in Zia. To be fair, it was very busy at just before 1900hrs. We waited for over 10 mins before waiter either offered us a drink or a menu. After we had finished starters a further 20 min...wait before main arrived or offered further drink. When drinks did come, waiter informed he would get a fresh glass as I ordered a different drink. 10 mins later no glass and avoiding eye contact, resulted in me having to use same glass for coke then beer. Clearly we were here to watch sunset but they then made us wait further to receive the bill which ended us missing sunset. Food not that nice either. In summary, I’m sure it may have been that they were just busy but this review is judged on my own experience with the restaurant. As I say, manager very friendly but this should not be at the cost of good service.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed July 30, 2023 via mobile

Best mixed grill ever tasted. Good kids menu and lovely setting. Would highly recommend visiting for a sunset meal. Thank you

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 11, 2023

Lovely setting. We were lucky to get a table on the balcony which had an amazing view. Food was fantastic and very reasonably priced. Lovely atmosphere and staff very friendly definately worth a visit

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed May 8, 2023 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal at olympia. Visited on 7th may with hubby and another couple after the restaurant was recommended by the land lady at the stone roses pub kardemena kos we had the starters which consisted of a variety of small dishes the owner...recommended after asking what we liked and didn't like and honestly we cleared every dish it was beautiful and so much of it we went straight for dessert which we left to him to pick out he brought four different desserts which we devoured all washed down with a bottle of mythos each. Highly recommend this restaurant thank you for your hospitality we will revisitMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed April 7, 2023 via mobile

We came to visit Zia as part of a day spent with a hire car out of Kos. The weather was patchy but you could see it’s a great location overlooking the south coast. Service was friendly and brisk, the place looks a little dated,...and very traditional. They must be doing something right as they have a sister restaurant opposite. We had moussaka and a steak for lunch. The moussaka was only just luke warm, and the steak was very chewy, so didn’t feel that the food was great really, but the restaurant a welcome rest stop in the hills.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed October 20, 2022

We were staying in zia for the week and went to Olympia for the Kleftiko on our second to last night, and it was by far the best food we had had in the week so far. It was so good, we went back for...the the last night and had the pork shank and prawns in a white sauce - both were spectacular. Thanks to both Mike and Johannes for the recommendation on dishes to try and for giving us the best memories of Kos. Both of them were so friendly and helpful. We think this should be number 1 on trip advisor for restaurants in Zia!! We wish them all the best for the furtureMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 14, 2022 via mobile

We both had absolutely amazing meal. The views where fantastic and the service was just perfect! We highly recommend the steak and shrimp spaghetti!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022 via mobile

Gorgeous looking restaurant with a brilliant view (might need to book ahead of time) and excellent food. The mussels were amazing, huge in portion and big on flavour

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 28, 2022 via mobile

Went on a TUI trip, Zia by night. We were recommended this restaurant so decided to try it ourselves. We were not disappointed. The food was very good and the view from our table was amazing for the sunset. Our bill was very reasonable and...the staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend this place for the scenery and the food.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 18, 2022 via mobile

We went there after seeing the sunset, we started with typical Greek starter: tzaziki, chickpeas and zucchini balls served with an Amazon sauce, stuffed wine leaves. Then we shared grilled squid. Everything was very good and the service very nice, the owner offered us the...house liquor. Very suggestedMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Taverna Olympia is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5